Art lessons

For a recent birthday my wife bought me a couple of lessons with an excellent local artist. He paints in watercolours and oils and sketches. I enjoyed these two lessons so much I had a further two.

Peter’s a marvellous artist who teaches sketching and watercolours, and spends lots of time practising his art out and about. I’ve seen him on the beach with an easel! He exhibits locally at various art shows as well. Because he was going to Yorkshire for a week’s painting and I was bound for Spain for a month’s holiday we decided to call a halt after these 4 lessons.

My drawing career could really start!

I decided that magnificent Malaga was a place where my drawing career could really start. As it happens the only time I took my pencils and paper away from the apartment was once as part of a food shopping trip, when I stopped to sketch on the promenade.

Most of my sketches were done from the balcony terrace of the apartment we stay in, which looks over Cerrado de Calderon to Pedregalejo on the Mediterranean Sea.

I found there was so much to see and draw from there and I had a great time putting these sketches together. The overall title of this piece, “Sketches of Spain” is also the title of a classic jazz long player made in 1960 by the great American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis.

If you liked this, why not have a look at Sketching the lake and Sketching the bay ?

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